5th - 10th grade

Classes for grades 5-9 meet 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Parish Center.  Classes for grades 10-11 meet 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Parish Center.

A calendar for the year is available online at sacredheartwaseca.org/faith-formation/ff-calendar

Volunteer hours my be documented on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/3mcHYqIUFhnXqqVd2 

Why do we put ashes on our heads on Wednesday?
"Ashes are a sign of physical death, as in ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust.’ We began as dust (a joyless and lifeless existence), and our bodies will return to dust until we are raised up by Christ. By receiving ashes and keeping them on, we publicly proclaim our intent to die to our worldly desires and live even more in Christ’s image, which we focus on during the season of ‘rebirth’ that is Lent (a Latin term for ‘Spring’)." Expert from Why do Catholics put Ashes on our heads on Ash Wednesdayby Mark Hart, https://lifeteen.com/blog/why-do-catholics-put-ashes-on-our-heads-on-ash-wednesday/
What is Lent?
"Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a 'sacramental sign of our conversion'.[1] Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.
With this message, I would like again this year to help the entire Church experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth. I will take my cue from the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: 'Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold' (24:12)." Expert from Pope Francis's Message for Lent, read the full letter here: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/02/06/180206c.html
 
Classes This Wednesday and on Feb. 28
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. We will be having short classes starting at 6:30 PM before the Ash Wednesday Mass at 7:00 PM. The students will go directly do their classrooms at 6:30 PM. Then, they will head over to Church around 6:45 PMwith their class. There will be reserved seats for each grade, but they are welcomed to sit with their families.
On February 28, we will be hosting a Prison Presentation where two female inmates will be coming to talk about their experiences and how they have turned towards the faith to become better persons. They will be speaking to our 8th-11th Grade students from 6:45-8:00 PM. We will have the 8th & 9th Grade students in the Dining Room and the 10th & 11th Grade students in the Emmaus Room. Parents are welcomed to attend.
Mt. Kato Ski/Tubing Youth Ministry Outing - February 25
"The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ." ~Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
All grades, 5-12, are invited to join in the fun in skiing and tubing at Mt. Kato on Sunday, February 25 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Adult chaperones and drivers are needed. If your son/daughter is interested, please contact the Faith Formation Office at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or at 835-1500 to sign up. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, February 22. Must have a minimum of 15 people for skiing and 10 people for tubing to get the group rates of $19 for ski or snowboard rental, $21 for lift ticket, $4 for helmet; 3 hr session for tubing $18
 
Lenten Adult Faith Formation Series starts this Thursday
The Adult Faith Formation Team is offering a Lenten Formation Series discussing the basics of our faith on Thursdays at 6:30 PM beginning on February 15 through March 15, in the Parish Center Emmaus Room. There are five stand alone sessions. You may attend all or some. Come feed your soul and rediscover our faith.
Feb. 15- How to encounter God
Feb. 22- Sin and Grace
Feb. 28- Heaven, Hell & Purgatory
March 8- Spiritual journey, prayer, and self-awareness
March 15- What is the Triduum? How to we celebrate Holy Week?
 
A Chance to Give
The youth of Sacred Heart attending the summer Mission Trip to Texas would like to invite you to participate in "A Chance to Give".  The "Chance to Give" will be held following Mass the weekends of Feb 17/18 and Feb 24/25 in the North Entrance.  This is a great opportunity to support our youth who will be helping with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.  "A Chance to Give" has many options for you to donate at whatever level you may afford.  Check out the entrance area those weekends and pick an envelope with an amount that is within your means for "A Chance to Give".
 
Knights of Columbus Fish Sandwich and Burger Fry: This Friday, Feb. 16
This Friday, Feb. 16 go and support the Knights of Columbus at their Fish Sandwich and Burger Fry at the American Legion Club - Waseca from 5:30-7:30 PM. The Catholic Daughters will also be selling homemade pies, pop, and water. Tickets are $7 that include a choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, or fish sandwich and french fries. Tickets are available in the Church office.
Save the Date for the Youth Fundraiser Fish Fry on March 2 
 
Prayer Requests
  1. For this Lenten season that we take this time to look inside our hearts to find the consolation God offers and give us a spiritual renewal in our faith.
  2. For an deeper awareness of human dignity and the image of Christ in every person.
  3. For all families to grow deeper into a relationship with Christ.
  4. For parents to have patience and wisdom to pass on their faith to their children.
  5. For students to have patience and endurance for their schoolwork.
  6. For the Faith Formation staff and catechists to have wisdom, humility, and patience to share their faith with their students.
If you have a prayer request, send it our way to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your name will remain anonymous.
 
To Jesus through Mary,
Kayla & Edna